What does ashlar mean?

ashlar meaning in General Dictionary

Hewn or squared stone also masonry made from squared or hewn rock

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  • a rectangular block of hewn stone employed for building reasons
  • Alt. of Ashler

ashlar meaning in Etymology Dictionary

belated 14c., "square rock for building or paving," from Old French aiseler, from Latin axillaris, from axilla, diminutive of axis "board, plank," that will be perhaps not similar axis that means "axle." The stone feeling is distinct to English.

ashlar meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) Alt. of Ashler

Sentence Examples with the word ashlar

Grey tufa period; ashlar masonry of tufa, coated with fine white stucco; rubble work of lava.

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